Rail Against the Danger


GET A RAIL…it COULD save your life.

Every year, approximately 71,000 children and young people visit the ER due to bunk and loft bed accidents. Clark Jacobs, a Mechanical Engineering major at Georgia Institute of Technology, was one of them. He fell seven feet from his loft bed and suffered a traumatic brain injury that almost killed him.

Clark's mother, Mariellen Jacobs, launched Rail Against the Danger (RAD) to bring awareness to the dangers of loft and bunk bed injuries. Her organization has made an incredible impact in the state of Georgia, succeeding in changing the state policy to require safety rails for bunk and loft beds in public colleges and universities. 


You can prevent these types of injuries.

As college enrollments increase, space becomes precious, and bed height increases to accommodate storage. Unfortunately, many students don’t realize the risk of sleeping in a bunk or loft bed with no safety rail to protect them. 

Even worse, some colleges and universities don’t offer rails, leaving students vulnerable to unnecessary injury or death.

Don’t take that chance.


Rail Against the Danger is an initiative to require all Housing Departments at colleges and universities to provide safety rails for the students. Learn how you can get involved with this injury prevention program

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Clark Jacobs and his mother, Mariellen Jacobs, founder of RAD.

Clark Jacobs and his mother, Mariellen Jacobs, founder of RAD.

"When I rolled out of a loft bed in my sleep, I suffered a traumatic brain injury that almost killed me. The brain injury and stroke I suffered caused serious injury to my brain and body and I will probably deal with the repercussions for the rest of my life. Before my fall, I never would’ve given rails a second thought. Something so simple could have prevented so much pain and anguish for me and for my family. Don’t let it happen to you. Get a safety rail."

-Clark Jacobs

Graphic of a person sleeping on a lofted bunk with a rail with text Rail Against the Danger